Oct. 26, 2021
Volume 7, Edition 6
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Celebrating Philanthropy: Valera Hall Named in Honor of Longtime Donors

Guests of the university gathered for a celebration in honor of alumnus and notary pioneer Milt Valera ’68 (Journalism) and his wife, Debbie, and the naming of Valera Hall. CSUN’s administration building was renamed in recognition of the Valeras’ generosity to the campus. Longtime supporters of CSUN, the Valeras have committed more than $11 million for programs across the campus, including the Milt and Debbie Valera EOP Resilient Scholars Program and The Soraya.


CSUN Ranked 2nd in Nation in Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees to Hispanic Students

The Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine, which focuses on Hispanic education in institutions of higher learning, also ranked CSUN 20th in the nation for the number of master’s degrees granted to Hispanic students. Several CSUN programs ranked in the top 10 in degree categories.

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Wesley Williams places his hand over the heart of Paralympian Lex Gillette, who won a silver medal in Tokyo.

A Leap of Faith: Wesley Williams Is More than a Guide for Paralympian Lex Gillette

Alumnus Wesley Williams ’05 (Graphic Design), an All-Big West Conference selection in 2004 in track and field, is a guide runner for Lex Gillette in the Paralympics. Their partnership took them to the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, where Gillette won a silver medal in the long jump.

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Focus on Students


AS Big Lecture: Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nov. 9

Associated Students Big Lecture returns with one of its most well-known speakers yet, Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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Spring 2022 Early Registration

Spring registration begins Nov. 1. Get ready to enroll with the degree planning tools. Design and validate preferred schedules in Registration Planner. Check in with your academic advisor.

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Fall 2021 Drops

The last day to drop classes was on Sept. 24.

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CSUN Marks the Enduring Value of Africana Studies with Week of Events, Nov. 1-4

A series of online presentations will explore what makes the field of Africana studies so important during a time of political outrage and social media misinformation.

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CSUN Soccer Teams Wrap Up Their Seasons This Weekend

The Men’s Soccer team hosts UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 30, and the Women’s Soccer team ends its season on Oct. 31 at home versus Cal State Bakersfield.

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Stewart Copeland, Nov. 4, and David Sedaris, Nov. 10,
at The Soraya

Called “one of the greatest drummers of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine, Stewart Copeland returns for an orchestral reimagining of hits from The Police. David Sedaris, one of the most recognizable humorists in America today, returns for one night. Students can get free student tickets using the promo code at this link. You will also be required to show your CSUN ID when you enter the venue.

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The Theatre Department Fall Season Begins with “Street Scene” on Nov. 4

The CSUN Department of Theatre’s fall season includes two virtual performances and two in-person performances, including “Street Scene,” an opera collaboration with the Department of Music.

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